In Youngstown: Remembering MLK, volunteers put message of community to action

By Gerry Ricciutti of WKBN 27:

“Around the Mahoning Valley, volunteers put Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of peace and community to good use with a series of community service projects.

…Volunteers with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) boarded up vacant houses and cleaned up yards and streets in the Wick Park and Crandall Park neighborhoods.

“For the neighborhoods, it gets rid of trash. The people living next door, the neighbors who have to live with the trash every day… it improves their quality of life,” said YNDC volunteer Gia Cappabianca.

By noon, the YNDC group had already filled 200 bags of trash.”

Founded in 2009, YNDC is a member of the Ohio CDC Association.

Watch the full video here. 

A picture from YNDC of a previous service day’s volunteer power.

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